Of the 14 years that the author has lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Shirley Hampton Hunt has spent the last six devoted to seeking out and photographing the houses, wetlands and scenes of the waterways and boats that are the fabric of life in the Chesapeake Bay Area.  With her thoughtful and sensitive images of an endangered way of life, Hunt probes the underbelly of the agricultural area with her camera.

A new book of extraordinary photographs and narrative, detailing the history and collapse of magnificent houses on the Eastern Shore, and their changing environment. It reflects the changes that are affecting all quiet agricultural communities throughout the country.  An exhibition of the photographs included in the Book is showcased at The Artists’ Gallery and autographed copies of  “The Vanishing Landscape” are available there.  The Book can also be found at The News Center in Easton, The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Shoemaker Country in Ellicott City, Borders Books shops, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Compleat Bookseller and The Finishing Touch in Chestertown.  For more information or to order a copy, please email queenstpublishing1@verizon.net. The cost is $47.25 including tax plus a $6 shipping and handling charge.

Books can be found at all listed plus:

Borders, Annapolis

Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers, Annapolis

Mystery Loves Company, Oxford

Bay Country Store, Easton Route 50

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